Troop Dues are pro-rated at $3.00/month for boys joining after January. Scouts pay to participate in the weekend outings, to cover the cost of permits, food and transportation. Most camping trips are around $20.00.
About 75% of our activities are free. A week of summer camp is $220-$270. High Adventure trips vary in cost. Scouts can earn money through our fundraising programs.
We have several fundraisers where Scouts can earn money. Our only product sale is popcorn. Most other fundraisers are food booths conducted at festivals. Many boys earn their way through Scouting by participating in fundraising activities. Fundraising income makes Scouting more affordable for boys willing to work.
Trails End Popcorn
AYSO Soccer Games
DeKalb Corn Fest
Ellwood House Art Fair
Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival
Hopkins Park July 4th Fireworks
Corn Fest Clean Up
Troop 33 owns tents, cooking equipment, canoes, and a fleet of trailers. Scout only need a uniform shirt, sleeping bag, eating utensils, and extra clothes.
Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, gaining self-confidence, growing in self-reliance, and improving his ability to help others.
KEY ADULT LEADERS
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Bob earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1964 as a member of Troop 33. He is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and in the past has served as Aquatics Director at Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservaion and Camp Director at Camp Big Timber. Bob has been continuously registered with Troop 33 since 1961. He attended the 1964 national Jamboree, Colorado Skiing, Boundary Waters, and disaster relief work following Hurricane Katrina. Bob owns and operates Parkside Bed and Breakfast, works as an attorney, and is retired from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
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Kevin joined the troop as a parent of two scouts. He was formerly Cubmaster of Pack 123 in Malta. He has attended Camp Lowden summer camp for several years, paddled Boundary Waters, and worked in Troop 33's disaster relief project following Hurricane Ike. He works at Resource Bank and also owns Jonomac Orchard with its famous corn maze in Malta.
Troop Committee Chairman:
Joining Troop 33 in 1965, Cliff served as an Assistant Scoutmaster from 1972 until becoming Scoutmaster in November 1976. He is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and years ago served as Field Sports Director at Chin-Be-Gota Scout Reservation. He's made 9 trips to Philmont Scout Ranch plus dozens of other high adventure trips around the USA and beyond. During his tenure as Scoutmaster his Scouts have traveled to 49 states and 19 foreign countries, with more than 55 Scouts earning the Eagle Award. He is the recipient of the District Award of Merit, Founders Award, Silver Beaver Award and National Hall of Leadership. He works at Northern Illinois University in Founders Memorial Library.
Cliff appears in this video discussing
Troop 33's disaster relief projects. click here
Cliff appears at 4:20 in the video.